Séamus Ó Tuathail SC: said that as a result of the use of the plural, “fir” and “mná”, it could be that the amendment would explicitly permit marriage between men, and marriage between women, but not marriage between individuals of the opposite sex. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The practice of drafting constitutional amendments in English and then translating them into Irish should be reviewed, a leading authority has said.(...)

Aidan Gillen’s Haughey seems at times detached from the events around him, his face displaying a sort of bored contempt for everyone, foes and allies alike, mildly exasperated that not everyone sees his own genius. 2:11

The frenetic pace of episode two of Charlie, RTÉ’s dramatisation of the political life of Charles Haughey, mirrors the mad, manic and dangerous pace o(...)

Aidan Gillen (left) plays late former taoiseach Charles Haughey (right) in RTÉ1’s ongoing drama, Charlie. Photographs: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times/RTÉ 2:11

The final episode of RTÉ1’s Charlie, exploring the wiles and ways of late former Fianna Fáil taoiseach Charles Haughey, screens on Sunday night, Ja(...)

Mr Haughey, with Mr Tony Gregory, TD, before he started a sponsored cycle from Dublin to Kilnacrott, Co Cavan, to raise money for a holiday home for inner city children in 1982. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

  Brian Lenihan snr (above far right and, as played by Peter O’Meara, left) became a firm supporter of Charles Haughey when Haughey took o(...)

Minister for Arts Jimmy Deenihan: The NCH’s board ‘will have absolute clarity on all governance and operational issues’. Photograph: Eric Luke

The National Concert Hall unveiled details of its 2014-2015 concert series at the end of last month and has been garnering a lot of publicity over the(...)

National Concert Hall:  Minister for Arts Jimmy  Deenihan said yesterday  the coming period will be one of change at the venue. Photograph Brenda Fitzsimons

A former leading board member of the National Concert Hall has said he would not have resigned had he known of Government plan(...)

The National Concert Hall in Dublin.

Differences of opinion on “governance and board focus” led to five members quitting the board of the National Concert Hall ear(...)

Senator Ivana Bacik: “Certainly, it is a matter of grave concern that the agency entrusted with the independent oversight of the Garda Síochána apparently has been subjected to surveillance.”

Labour Senator Ivana Bacik called for a debate on the suspected bugging incidents at the headquarters of the Garda Ombudsman C(...)

A grim year remembered

Official records released by the National Archives under the thirty year rule and dealing with subjects ranging from budgetary matters to the removal (...)

The cabinet files do not record what was said in Michael Noonna’s conversations with Patrick McLaughlin and Joseph Ainsworth on the evening of January 18th

The cabinet meetings of January 18th, 19th and 20th, 1983, were among the most dramatic in Irish political history as ministers considered how to deal(...)